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Last Night I Sang to the Monster
by Benjamin Alire Saenz


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"S enz' poetic narrative will captivate readers from the first sentence to the last paragraph of this beautifully written novel. . . . It is also a celebration of life and a song of hope in celebration of family and friendship, one that will resonate loud and long with teens."-- Kirkus Reviews

..".There is never a question of either S enz's own extraordinary capacity for caring and compassion or the authenticity of the experiences he records in this heartfelt account of healing and hope."-- Booklist

"Offering insight into an adolescent's] addiction, dysfunction and mental illness, particularly in the wake of traumatic events, S enz's artful rendition of the healing process will not soon be forgotten."-- Publishers Weekly

"S enz weaves together 18-year-old] Zach's past, present, and changing disposition toward his future with stylistic grace and emotional insight.  Read more...


 
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Overview

"S enz' poetic narrative will captivate readers from the first sentence to the last paragraph of this beautifully written novel. . . . It is also a celebration of life and a song of hope in celebration of family and friendship, one that will resonate loud and long with teens."--Kirkus Reviews

..".There is never a question of either S enz's own extraordinary capacity for caring and compassion or the authenticity of the experiences he records in this heartfelt account of healing and hope."--Booklist

"Offering insight into an adolescent's] addiction, dysfunction and mental illness, particularly in the wake of traumatic events, S enz's artful rendition of the healing process will not soon be forgotten."--Publishers Weekly

"S enz weaves together 18-year-old] Zach's past, present, and changing disposition toward his future with stylistic grace and emotional insight. This is a powerful and edifying look into both a tortured psyche and the methods by which it can be healed."--School Library Journal

Zach is eighteen. He is bright and articulate. He's also an alcoholic and in rehab instead of high school, but he doesn't remember how he got there. He's not sure he wants to remember. Something bad must have happened. Something really, really bad. Remembering sucks and being alive--well, what's up with that?


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781933693583
  • ISBN-10: 1933693584
  • Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press
  • Publish Date: September 2009
  • Page Count: 239
  • Reading Level: Ages 16-UP
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds


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